Author Archives: Angie Mason

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1

Keep up with back-to-school news

It’s non-stop back-to-school madness these days. Keep up with all of our stories here! More to come in the next few days. When does school start, and what’s new in districts? New and improved Wallace Elementary School opens Teen computer … Continue reading

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Moody’s: Financial stresses cause districts, including York City, to see bond rating downgrades

A report from a credit rating agency outlines troubles faced by school districts around Pennsylvania, noting that York City is among those to have its bond rating downgraded in recent months. Here’s a look at what’s happened. ‘Unlikely to recovery … Continue reading

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Back-to-school shopping: What are you spending?

In most districts around York County, students will head back to school in less than a month. Have you started your shopping? Check out what the annual survey from the National Retail Federation has to say about the annual rite … Continue reading

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Report: Senate votes on rewrite of No Child Left Behind

From the Associated Press: “The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote Thursday and now sets the stage for what could be … Continue reading

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Leadership York program helps foster diversity in schools

More than two dozen York County educators were part of the Leadership for Diverse Schools Class of 2015. Leadership for Diverse Schools is a program run by Leadership York that helps those working in schools learn to interact more effectively … Continue reading

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York City School District’s community action committee takes shape

Carol Saylor, chief recovery officer for the York City School District, said about 50 people have been tapped for the community action committee she and York Mayor Kim Bracey are to lead. Here’s a look at who’s on the list. … Continue reading

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School construction reimbursement part of budget battle

Districts around York County are among those awaiting reimbursement from the state for construction costs. Just how those costs should be covered by the state is one of the many issues associated with the state budget. Here’s a look at … Continue reading

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She helped a garden grow at Windsor Manor Elementary

For 15 years, Melanie Markowski has helped the Junior Garden at Windsor Manor Elementary School blossom. But all good things, it seems, eventually come to an end. Markowski, of Windsor, said the garden will be removed in July because of … Continue reading

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York City schools see principal changes

Principals in York City are shuffling around for the 2015-16 school year. A large school board agenda Wednesday night contained a lot of personnel related items, including the rearranging of some principals in the district. Here’s a look at the … Continue reading

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Superintendents get letter on spending Wolf’s proposed education increase

A letter to Pennsylvania superintendents from acting education Secretary Pedro Rivera describes how the state wants school districts to use proposed additional funds in classrooms. Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget would increase basic education funding by $400 million, the letter … Continue reading

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